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  1. Jewell

    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thanks for the compliments. After several winters of yard tents collapsing we decided to treat hubby to a real shed to protect him from the elements (cigar smoke makes me nauseous :suspicious: and I always wanted a play house:smt045 so it is a bit of win win.)

    It is less than 8x8 but is a fun little hang out for hubby and friends year round. I got to furnish and decorate it:smt041. The last two years we've grown scarlet beans for shade inside during summer. The clematis is much prettier. He was outside after work today admiring the flowers and hummingbird checking out the flowers.
     
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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Columbines are doing their thing right now. They self sew every where and I never know what will show up. My favorite first. It placed itself nicely. image.jpg

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    Then there are a few things almost forgotten in the front yard. The car parking strip gets poppies. A surprise white one came up this spring. I might try to save some seeds from this mutant wild flower.
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    And the last two, alliums and another self sewn biennial. image.jpg

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    Looking really good Jewell! Love the colors!
     
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    Hi Jewell, That first columbine is a Nora Barlow, isn't it? It looks like it self sowed true to type. Lovely photos. I love your poppy parking strip! (I have columbines & irises on mine.)
     



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    Jewell Incorrigible Gardener Plants Contributor

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    Thanks Bunkie, I always try not to show the weeds:snicker:

    CM, that particular plant is probably from a seed packet. Sjoerd was growing those and I feel in love with them. Went out and got the seed right away. Some of the others are combinations. Unfortunately I never remember where the really nice ones are and "weed" the wrong plants. Your combo of columbine and Iris sounds lovely. The Iris in this parking strip were finished blooming. There are tough old day lilies and some sort of yellow wild sunflower looking perrenials to flower later in the same strip. I never seem to be able to keep the grass out of this area:notworthy:
     

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